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Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit

Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (Tompkins TCAT) 

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Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (or Tompkins TCAT) is a private, non-profit public transportation operator, created by Cornell University, Tompkins County, and the City of Ithaca and operates bus service in Ithaca, NY to Ithaca Mall, Ithaca Commons, Cornell University, and many other destinations across the region.
 
 

Routes

Thirty-four bus routes comprise the TCAT system. Routes are identified by number and are usually indicated on a marquee at the front of the bus, and sometimes on the side as well. TCAT's main hub is Green Street Station, near Ithaca Commons, a two-block pedestrian mall in downtown Ithaca. Most non-South Hill routes run through the Cornell University campus as; East Avenue near Tower Road is considered a secondary hub.

 

 

 

Bus Fleet

The bus fleet compiles 54 buses mostly 40 feet long, with a few cutaway buses. The first two digits of the fleet number represent the last two digits of the year the vehicle was built. In the case of buses built between 2000 and 2009, only the first digit represents the year it was built. For example, 601 would be built in 2006, and 901 would be built in 2009. Following this, it's clear that 1101 would be a 2011 model.

For corrections and updates on the fleet, check out this thread.  
 
 
 

Year

Make/Model

Image

Engine/Transmission

Fleet Numbers

2006-
2011

Gillig Low Floor

Engine: Cummins ISL
Transmission: Allison B400R-5

601-608, 901-904, 1104-1106, 1108, 1109, 1118

2006-
2011

Gillig Low Floor
HEV

Engine: Cummins ISB
Transmission: Allison Ep40

 613-615, 701-703, 1102, 1103*

2011

Orion 7.501
"VII 3rd
Generation"

Engine: Cummins ISL
Transmission: Allison B400R-5

1110-1116*

2014

Chevrolet/
ARBOC
Cutaway

Chevrolet C500 Chassis

1402, 1403

2015-
2016

Gillig Low Floor

Engine: Cummins ISL9
Transmission: Allison B400R6

1501, 1502, 1601-1605

2018

Gillig Low Floor Gillig Engine: Cummins L9
Transmission: Allison B400R6
1801-1811

2019

New Flyer XD40  N/A Engine: Cummins L9
Transmission: Allison B400R6
1901-1909

2019

IC Bus/
Champion
Cutaway
TCAT Cutaway Champion Defender Body 1910-1912

 

Notes:
*615, 1115, 2517, an un-numbered ex-RTS Gillig Low Floor, and an un-numbered ex-Centro D40LF all sit inactive at the Garage, awaiting parts/retirement.
 
 

 

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